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The firstrnLandrace pigs were imported into Britain from Sweden in 1949 (4 boars and 8rngilts). In 1950 the British Landrace Pig Society was formed to create a herd bookrnfor the first offspring born and very soon an evaluation scheme was created,rnwith the first Pig Testing Scheme for daily gain and fat depths, a testingrnstation was built at Stockton-on-Forest, York. This was one of the firstrnexamples of pig testing in the UK.

rnrnStarting in 1953 morernLandrace pigs were imported into Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and thernChannel Islands. A few years later in 1978 the British Landrace Pig Societyrnjoined forces with NPBA and became the British Pig Association. 
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rnThe popularity of the British Landrace breed has expanded rapidly since then.rnThey are now one of the UK’s most popular breeds of pig.


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